The annual CBBC Christmas panto, as featured on TV, has become the stuff of legends, with a fresh production being produced and a new filming location being picked each year. And, this time, it’s Stoke-on-Trent’s time to shine.
That said, tenants, landlords, Rockett Recommends members, aunts, uncles, cousins, big brother or big sisters, if you’re quick off the mark, there’s still a chance to snag a ticket to see CBBC’s (or CBeebies', to be more precise) Thumbelina at Hanley’s Regent Theatre.
The cast of this 2018 festive extravaganza will feature none other than the likes of CBeebies’ most beloved actors and personalities including Justin Fletcher, Ben Faulks, Aimée Campbell and Andy Day.
Thumbelina, complete with a 60s-inspired soundtrack, is set to record in Hanley on 3rd and 4th November 2018 and will launch on BBC iPlayer, as well as in cinemas across the UK, on 15th December 2018 - the show will also be officially broadcast on CBeebies on 21st - just a matter of days before Santa comes to town!
Thumbelina is a classic children’s tale with wonderfully festive overtones and the fact that Stoke-on-Trent has been picked as this year’s filming destination once again goes to show just how important, desirable and accommodating this fair city really is - and the colossal cultural progress it is making with the passing of every year.
Now, despite the fact that the first batch of tickets sold out in around 10 minutes, a second batch will go on sale this Friday 28th September 2018 at 9am. And you can potentially (if you’re on the ball) get yourself some by visiting ATG Tickets, in person from the Regent Theatre box office or by phoning 0844 871 7649.
Not only will this production be televised but if you can snag yourself a pair of tickets, this will make one Xmas present that your son, daughter, niece or nephew will never forget.